Leigh Mitchell is a passionate relationship marketer and storyteller who specializes in helping business owners and bloggers define and amplify their value and message. Leigh is drawn to connecting her community across North America and in person throughout Canada. Her career has led her to successfully work with major brands such as GM Canada, Microsoft Canada, Telus, Johnson & Johnson, Maple Leaf Foods, TD Canada Trust, Staples Canada and Random House. Leigh has been featured on CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and in other media and has been a featured speaker at Blissdom Canada, The Wellness Business Summit and has served as a judge for UPS and Microsoft Small Business Contests.
Leigh is the Founder and President of Women in Biz Network and passionate healthy living advocate (after a 15 + career in health promotion), yoga junkie and self professed techie nerd. When she isn’t blogging or tweeting, you will find her outside, biking, hiking or running in the great outdoors while also excessively Instagram-ing photos to Facebook when no one is looking.
How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?
I want to show attendees they can make a profit on their business and still be looking for ways to give back and be of service within their business.
What do you hope to take away from the conference?
I hope to take away inspiration, knowledge and a deeper understanding of how I can run a profitable social based business.
What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?
Unemployment rates are high for young people coming into the job market. Every position seems to need a university degree to even get your foot in the door. I would like to see young women and men continue to be inspired to start innovative companies. How can we do this? We need more funding, training and real life schooling experiences that encourage social entrepreneurship.
What is the most inspiring book you have read?
E-Myth Revised by Michael Gerber. I love this book because it shared how challenging it is to be a business owner and how you can overcome your fears and stressors in order to run a successful business owner. It Really is the bible that all business owners should read and it taught me we have to band together to succeed.
Leigh Mitchell is attending the #SocialforGood Conference
About the #SocialdforGood Conference
If you a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.
#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:
- What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
- Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
- Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
- We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
- Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
- How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
- How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
- How to raise money for your social business or cause
- The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more